2020 HarbourCats season schedule releasedBy Chris November 01, 2019 11:47am
Open at home, four fireworks dates, Father’s Day, and a visit from the Seattle Studs among 30-plus games!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2019
VICTORIA, B.C. — Planning for the eighth season of Victoria HarbourCats baseball in the West Coast League is about to hit the fast lane, with today’s highly-anticipated release of the WCL schedule.
Opening the regular season at home on a Friday, four fireworks dates, including celebrations of the Canada Day and BC Day holidays, the super-popular annual School Spirit Game, and Father’s Day at home are some of the prime-time features of the summer of 2020 at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.
Games added to the mix will include the first-ever visit from the Seattle Studs of the Pacific International League, and additional games to be announced so fans can enjoy at least 31 home dates in 2020.
“Getting the schedule in place is exciting for us all, because we know the fans and our partners can get plans moving for some of our popular dates, along with new ideas on the way,” said Christian Stewart, Assistant GM and Ticketing Manager. “Our ticketing work can roll now, with solid dates, and we will see people already staking their claim to certain seats for certain games, even this far in advance. That’s fun for us to see.”
Watch all HarbourCats social media and web platforms for the release of single game tickets, which could be within the next week or two. Additional ticketing news the team is excited about is also in the works. Gift cards, applicable for tickets or merchandise redemption, are available through the team office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street, open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm.
THE 2020 HARBOURCATS HOME SCHEDULE (Evening games, 6:35pm, day games at 1pm unless noted)
- Regular season opening day, Friday June 5, 6:35pm vs. Ridgefield Raptors
- Mayfair Optometric Clinic School Spirit Game, Thursday, June 11, 11:00 am vs. Port Angeles Lefties
- Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 1:00pm vs. Cowlitz Black Bears
- Bosley’s On Yates Bark in the Park, Sunday, July 12, 1:00pm vs. Portland Pickles
- Odlum Brown Jersey Off Our Backs, Tuesday, August 4, 6:35pm vs. Bellingham Bells
- Seattle Studs, first time in Victoria, May 30-31
*Further special promotional nights TBD, including Bobblehead Day with Vancouver Island Construction Association and Used.CA’s Purple in the Park.
- Saturday, June 6 (Presented by The Wilson’s Group), 6:35pm vs. Ridgefield Raptors
- Tuesday, June 30 (Canada Day), 6:35pm vs. Yakima Valley Pippins
- Saturday, July 18, 6:35pm vs. Wenatchee AppleSox
- Monday, August 3 (BC Day, presented by Wallace Driving School), 6;35pm vs. Bellingham Bells.
FULL HOME SCHEDULE
- May 30-31, vs. Seattle Studs (Sat-Sun)
- June 3, vs. TBD (Wed)
- June 5-6-7, vs. Ridgefield Raptors (Fri-Sat-Sun)
- June 9-10-11, vs. Port Angeles Lefties (Tues-Wed-Thurs)
- June 16-17, vs. TBD (Tues-Wed)
- June 19-20-21, vs. Cowlitz (Fri-Sat-Sun)
- June 30-July 1-2, vs. Yakima Valley Pippins (Tues-Wed-Thurs)
- July 10-11-12, vs. Portland Pickles (Fri-Sat-Sun)
- July 17-18-19, vs. Wenatchee AppleSox (Fri-Sat-Sun)
- (WCL All-Star Game, Monday, July 20 in Wenatchee)
- July 24-25-26, vs. Walla Walla Sweets (Fri-Sat-Sun)
- July 28-29-30, vs. Kelowna Falcons (Tues-Wed-Thurs)
- August 3-4-5, vs. Bellingham Bells (Mon-Tues-Wed)
The Cowlitz Black Bears and Portland Pickles will make return visits to Wilson’s Group Stadium after being absent in 2019. Defending Champion Corvallis Knights and the Bend Elks will not be in Victoria in 2020.
June 12-14, in Yakima; June 23-25, in Bellingham; June 26-28, in Bend; July 3-5, in Corvallis; July 6-8, in Cowlitz; July 13-15, in Wenatchee; July 21-23, in Kelowna; July 31-Aug. 2, in Ridgefield; Aug. 7-9, in Port Angeles (end of regular season).
Forces Fridays, sponsored by Galaxy Motors will return in 2020, with Military members, first responders and their families eligible to purchase General Admission tickets for just $7.50 each. Dates for that include: June 5, 6:35 vs. Ridgefield (Home Opener), June 19, 6:35pm vs. Cowlitz, July 10, 6;35pm vs. Portland, July 17, 6:35pm vs. Wenatchee and July 24, 6:35pm vs. Walla Walla.
Our always popular Winning Wednesdays will also return in 2020, with fans age 19 and over being able to enjoy Red Arrow Brewing products, including our award winning HarbourCats Ballpark Blonde at just $5.00 each. Dates for that include: June 3, 6:35 vs. TBA, July 1, 1:00pm vs. Yakima, July 29, 6:35pm vs. Kelowna and August 5, 6:35pm vs. Bellingham (Fan Appreciation Night).
August 11-13, Divisional Series (first-half vs. second-half winners), and August 15-18, Championship Series (Divisional Series winners)(Dates subject to change).
“Season tickets and 10-pack demand will now ramp up again, which is normal when people in Victoria see the schedule and can look ahead to plan their summer activities,” said Stewart. “The schedule paints the picture. Now comes the fun — putting all our crazy, fun promotional ideas into place. There is a reason one of our key social media hashtags is #YourSummerLivesHere…that is because HarbourCats games truly have become the go-to family summer sports activity in Victoria.”
2020 SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
If you would like to be part of the exciting 2020 HarbourCats season, consider a season ticket membership. 27 league games plus all exhibition and non-league games (at least 5 additional games anticipated for 2020) can be yours at a substantial savings over walk-up prices. Season ticket holders also receive other perks like 10% off coupons for merchandise, extra “bring a friend” ticket vouchers, and other food and beverage promotional items as part of their package.
Seats are currently available in all sections in 2020, including the NEW Right Field Reserved area, which is the reserved seating area of Section 6 down the first baseline.
General Admission – $350
Right Field Reserved (Section 6) – $400 (NEW FOR 2020!)
Premium Reserved (Sections 7-9 and 11-12) – $450
Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 Rows E-N) – $500
Campbell Real Estate Club (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (SOLD OUT)
Don’t want to commit to specific seats, or all of our games? Ask us about our new Season Ticket Flex-Pack Voucher Option! The utmost in flexibility that allows you to use all your game tickets in any way you choose!
Call the office at 778-265-0327 or drop in at 1814 Vancouver Street to book your seats today!
2020 CORPORATE PARNERSHIPS
Looking for a way to get your brand or product in front of 80,000-100,000 people? Then consider a partnership opportunity with the HarbourCats. From a simple ad in our 2020 Game Program to a more robust marketing and partnership program that includes park signage, tickets, or in-game contests, we can tailor any package to your needs.
During the off-season, the main office will be open (officially) Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Staff may be away from the office during these hours, or in on other days and other times, so please feel free to call the office first at 778-265-0327 before popping by.